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Robert Dale Owen

Robert Dale Owen was a Scottish-born social reformer who immigrated to the United States in 1825, became a U.S. citizen, and was active in Indiana politics as member of the Democratic Party in the Indiana House of Representatives and represented Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a member of Congress, Owen successfully pushed through the bill that established Smithsonian Institution and served on the Institution's first Board of Regents. Owen also... Read More

BornNovember 7, 1801
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
DiedJune 24, 1877 (aged 75)
Lake George, New York, U.S.
NationalityBritish-American
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